MP Aisha Jumwa surrenders to police, set to be arraigned today

AISHA JUMWA IN THE SOUP OVER ALLEGED Sh57.7M CDF kitty embezzlement

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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on Sunday, August 30 surrendered herself to the police, days after the DPP ordered for her arrest and prosecution over alleged Sh57.7 million CDF kitty embezzlement.

Jumwa surrendered herself to Port Police Station in Mombasa County and she is set to be arraigned in court today (Monday, August 31).

It is alleged that the lawmaker fraudulently received Sh57,711,690 from the Malindi Constituency Development Funds (CDF) kitty. DPP says that Jumwa received the said money through several business entities controlled by her through proxies.

The businesses include; Multserve Contractors Limited, Kaseru Construction Limited, Bizcot Ltd and Gadu Stores Ltd.

Jumwa’s charges

According to Haji, investigations show that the procurement process that involved Sh19,002,000 paid to Multserve Contractors was “awfully flawed and marred with irregularities.”

Additionally, Haji says that evidence shows Aisha Jumwa concealed the said sums, being proceeds of crime, which she used to purchase an apartment situated along Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi.

DPP Haji concludes that the evidence to support charges under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003 as well as the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No. 9 of 2009.

MP Jumwa will now be charged alongside Wachu Omar Abdalla-Constituency Fund Account Manager and Kennedy Otieno Onyango who is a member of the NG-CDF Malindi Constituency Tender Evaluation Committee.

Others who will be prosecuted alongside Jumwa are Benard Riba Kai, Sophia Saidi Charo, Margaret Faith Kalume who are all members of the NG-CDF Malindi Constituency Tender Evaluation Committee, Robert Katana Wanje-Director, Multserve Contractors Limited.

Multserve Contractors Limited, a private limited liability company, will also be prosecuted in the alleged scandal.

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